New York State Library

State Aid for Library Construction

Funds from an appropriation of $34 million in capital funds for public library construction in the FY2022-2023 State Budget can provide up to 90 percent of approved costs of broadband installation and/or approved costs for the acquisition, construction, renovation, or rehabilitation of public libraries or public library system headquarters.

For 2022-2023 projects and later:

  • Public library systems may apply for Coordinated Projects.
  • Library systems may spend up to 50% of their allocation to fund projects up to 90 percent of approved costs for libraries serving economically distressed communities.

For information about this program, please contact Natalie McDonough.

Information, account registration, and online portal

FY 2022-2023

FY 2021-2022

$34 Million State Aid for Library Construction Program

FY 2020-2021

FY 2019-2020

$34 Million State Aid for Library Construction Program

Reports and Information


For questions concerning construction applications and current and future projects, please contact Frank Rees or Natalie McDonough, as assigned to your library system.

System DLD Staff Contact Email Phone
Brooklyn Public Library to New York Public Library Frank Rees 518-474-1565
Nioga Library System to Westchester Library System Natalie McDonough 518-486-2194
Last Updated: June 7, 2022